Mama’s Banana Bread

From Cooking with Paula Deen, Sept/Oct 2007

Mama’s Banana Bread
  1. 6 medium very ripe bananas
  2. 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  3. 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  4. 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  5. 1 cup sour cream
  6. 4 large eggs
  7. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  9. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon salt
  11. 1 cup ground pecans
  12. 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate morsels
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two (6x9-inch) loaf pans.
  2. In a small bowl, mash bananas together with vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl combine brown sugar, oil, sour cream, and eggs, stirring until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture, stirring until just combined. Stir in banana mixture, ground pecans, and mini chocolate morsels. Pour into pans and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 15 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
Makes 2 loaves